It's Rainbow Dash's biggest fangirl, Scootaloo! I just had to take a picture of these two hanging out. It was mandatory, even! I don't blame her for idolizing RD, 'cuz Dash is pretty awesome and high on my favorite pony list
wow... these are just amazing. i notice that some fine details, like the eyebrow, are extremely thin. you couldnt have possibly used a normal pipecleaner for that. can you tell me how you made this? if its okay?
What the hell, this is brilliant The only thing cooler than that Dash is you, for making it Seriously these are amazing! :] Are they entirely made of pipecleaners? You did a great job with accuracy on the characters. Haha posing Dash and Scoots together is adorable, she really is Dash's biggest fangirl.
Are you still taking pony commissions regularly? Cause I'd love to have a little dash for my desk and might have to commission you for one sometime.
Yup, these two are made entirely of pipecleaners, but I'm not to shy about using other materials if it produces a better result (mostly for accessories and outfits!) I might have to get creative for some of the smaller ones I'll be working on!
And indeed I am still taking commissions There's a small wait though while I fill out the first ones.
Back when I was in school, I had a really, really good friend named Philip Mitchem. We went to a school that was K-12, for kids that were having problems developmentally and got kicked out of regular schools. Not a bad kid school, there were autistic kids there, and a lot of foster kids... Well, the reason I mentioned that was because seeing this reminded me of him. He used to do the same thing, I mean, he would make these dinosaurs that were like three feet tall, all kinds of stuff. He made them and used to leave them under trees and stuff, just for people to find. We went to see Smashing Pumpkins back in 1996, and then I lost touch. The dude was amazing, and I wish I knew where he was now. Anyways, I like your stuff and I'm gonna get in touch soon about a few commissions. Thanks.
Thanks so much for sharing your story with me, it really got me thinking of many of the great people I've lost touch with over the years too. Your friend sounded like a pretty awesome person leaving those for other people to discover! I wanted to do something like that, leave little monsters in public places with a little sign on their neck like the tags they put on Beanie Babies or something. Like hiding behind the sugar tray at a restaurant or something Unfortunately I just got busy with other stuff and kinda forgot about it until now! But it is good to know I wasn't the only kid that was fond of making pipecleaner art, it was only until recently that I found out that other people used them this way too I was at a comic con years ago selling some, and this guy showed me a pretty awesome Sonic the Hedgehog keychain he'd made, it put most of the stuff I had on the table to shame but it was nice to meet a kindred spirit of sorts, haha!
Thank you very kindly! I'm terrible at estimating time (I'm kinda...okay, very A.D.D so sometimes it takes longer or shorter depending on my level of focus and how much caffeine is in me!) but anywhere from a half-hour to a couple hours, or a couple hours of intermittent work over several days if I have to wait on supplies. If I have a good work day where I'm not constantly losing my scissors or pliers in a tangled nest of pipecleaners and losing time hunting them down (I swear it's gremlins hiding these sometimes!) I can probably get a larger, complicated cutie-marked pony done in under 4 hours, if I don't take a break!
Indeed you can! I've always loved making things with pipecleaners, though I was such a show-off when I was little and pipecleaners were brought out for class craft projects. I always tried to set my goals high with them
Wow... So many questions. I'd love to see a video of assembly someday, maybe a time lapse type thing. How many pipe cleaners does a typical pony use? How is the overall shape defined. How do you do the finer details, like eyelashes and cutie marks. How are the pieces secured. How do you
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Hehe, well I shall definitely figure something out because a tutorial seems to be in high demand I lose count of how many they use, sometimes it's a few other times I'm reaching for a seemingly endless supply of one color and it's all gone!
As for the little details, it just comes down to trimming the fuzz off the wires just the right amount. You need decent pipecleaners for that though, if they're cheapo ones the fuzz just comes out when it's trimmed.
Thank you! Some take a little longer than others, some are a real breeze to work with but some... just take me hours of frustration because I can't figure out why it doesn't look right! It's usually a matter of re-shaping and adding a few layers here and there.
Thank you! Yes, pipecleaner art is really fun, there's a group on DA dedicated to it, there's some really amazing stuff in it if you check it out. Many have requested a tutorial so you might soon find out how I make them, if I can figure out just how to approach a tutorial on a mostly organic process!
Nope, no armature but I do sort of start with a base with the first step of the process, which I make the head, neck and body with the length of 3-4 pipecleaners held together. I'll try my best not to fail at making a tutorial soon though